The 17th Gus Grissom Post

When I first began digging into the Gus Grissom enigma I was driven by a hunch, more than anything. I was poking around Barack Obama's biography after the election and kept stumbling on links to the dead astronaut while cross-referencing dates and places that were important to the Obama campaign. I cataloged those links in "Barack Obama and the Masonic Martyr," parts One and Two.

From then on, other bits cropped up pointing to a veritable Grissom cult in Hollywood, specifically the CSI Grissom tribute, the Grissom-crazed third Star Trek movie, James Cameron's alien contact epic The Abyss and other bits here and there. All of it very interesting, none of it necessarily conclusive.

It wasn't until the 43rd anniversary of the Apollo I fire that my hunch about Obama and Grissom paid off and paid off big: Obama used the anniversary for the old "Grissom, thou art revenged" routine, essentially shutting down NASA and outsourcing its work to third parties.

However, I didn't realize until recently that January 27 wasn't just the Apollo 1 anniversary-- NASA slated it as a "Day of Remembrance" for the Apollo I, Challenger and Columbia crews, starting in 2004.

In that light, Obama's actions were like cutting the funding for the Freedom Tower on September 11th or closing down the Navy on December 7th. It was an extremely angry and aggressive attack on a holiday, essentially- a time when NASA was expecting nothing but some bland statement honoring the fallen astronauts.

It wasn't until I consulted my latest oracle-- Gold Key's UFO: Flying Saucers comic book (featured heavily in the recent Nick Redfern blowout) -- that I realized that Grissom, White and Chaffee weren't the first astronauts to die long before their time-- several others died in plane and car crashes before them.

We've heard from several researchers (most recently Peter Levenda) that NASA wasn't just a dispassionate collection of starry-eyed scientists and daredevils-- it was filled to the brim with unreconstructed Nazis like former SS honcho Werner Von Braun, who's been painted as some kind of crusader based solely on the uncorroborated hearsay claims made by his former secretary. Levenda (for one) claims that NASA's Nazis were definitely not on "our" side, and were/are running their own games within the agency.

In that light, the deaths of no less than
eight astronauts in non-mission accidents before the end of the Apollo program is nothing short of mind-boggling, and goes a long way in explaining why a Grissom cultist like the current president might chose the Day of Remembrance to strike back at his idol's old enemies (and their heirs).

There's also the near disaster of Apollo 13 (dismissed by lifelong Intelligence shill Bill Cooper as some kind of Masonic ritual that the flyboys were in on, which necessarily leads any sensible person to be certain that the mission was in fact sabotaged) and the deaths of the Soyuz 11 crew to take into account.

The account of the Soyuz disaster doesn't dispel the possibility of sabotage, reminding us that some of Von Braun's Peenemunde boys were working the other side of the Iron Curtain back in the days of your moms and pops.

Of course, UFO: Flying Saucers leads us to believe that aliens did away with the astronauts to keep their moon bases secret, but of course that's a comic book published by a very establishment publisher in the pre-Watergate era.

Still from Ancient Aliens,
identifying Grissom with ancient astronaut

The alien/Moon issue is something we'll touch upon in a later post but for now the weight of the evidence appears to point to the final act of a secret war being played out in the corridors of power, all centering on the enigmatic figure of one Virgil Ivan Grissom.

POSTSCRIPT: If you think this post is a reach, click here for a rocket ride down the NASA rabbit hole.


  1. we love it when you reach Chris. love it. seems to me, the astronauts by definition knew too much. always dangerous. add to that their nature, high risk taking all american individuals and you have the makings of a disaster; or tragedy as the case may be. vale gus grissom.

  2. Obama is purportedly a Marxist. I suspect he is not a standard Marxist, but is strongly influenced by Marxism, among other things.

    My understanding is there is supposed to be some kind of eternal hostility between Marxists and Nazis.

    Do you think this right/left feud could be a central element to what is going on between Obama and NAZA ?

  3. Obama is a Marxist like I'm Fred Flintstone. Marxists don't get billions of dollars in campaign contributions from Wall Street or let Goldman Sachs execs run the economy, no matter what kind of stupidity you might hear on the so-called "alternative" media.

  4. I always like these Grissom posts. I was watching 'I Dream of Jeannie' episode no. 31 on Hulu a while back - "The Mod Party". It's a wacky storyline and the only story of the second season not written by Sidney Sheldon. Anyway, it winds up with Tony, dressed as a Roman hunter, being hung upside down in a red and white striped tent. Made me think of Larry Hagman playing the hanged man - back to Grissom.

    Happy T-Day!

  5. Virgil Grissom, interesting name. The poet Virgil was not only the greatest Latin poet, but also developed a reputation in the Middle Ages as a magician and mystic. Even in Classical times people made pilgrimages to his tomb for healing. Famously, he guides Dante through Hell and Purgatory in The Divine Comedy.

    I don't know where he got "Gus" from though. Could it be short for Augustus? Fits the Roman theme better than Augstine!

  6. There's a great and very detailed book about early astronaut/cosmonaut deaths titled Fallen Astronauts - well worth checking out. I don't subscribe to any overarching linkage between them outside of the usual deaths that occur wherever advanced technology, government bureaucracy, aerospace industry's profit motive, and a test pilot's ego team up together, but it's interesting in the same way that the "lost cosmonaut" stories are.

    The most fascinating ritual about all these is Apollo 15 Commander David Scott's secret "fallen astronaut" ceremony on the surface of the moon. NASA supposedly had no knowledge of it.

  7. Hi Chris. Thoroughly enjoyed the piece. I followed the link to the " rocket ride downt the rabbit hole". Funny it linked to " Black Assasins", as I sometime visit the site during the week. I always find Ray's conclusions interesting, but I admit I was shocked when I saw his comparison of the images of Grissom and Dunham, and I'm starting to buy his idea that little Obama is actually sitting astride daddy Grissom's shoulders in that one picture, and maybe not Dunham, as most beleive. But if it is Grissom, what does that mean? Do you beleive it's Grissom in that photo?
    If not, what role do you think the astronaut may have played in Obama's life? With the tremendous number of syncs, I think it's clear that Obama has made Grissom his favorite astronuat for a reason, perhaps a very special reason. An understanding of this could tell us something very important about the President's exceptionally murky past, and maybe shed some light on his possible future actions.

  8. Hey Chris,

    A very cool post. I feel a little out of my depth reading it though, because I still have no idea what the Grissom, NASA, Space X thing is really all about. When I read your posts about this type of stuff I'm fascinated, and it makes me feel like there are larger themes and connections that my intuition can sense but not really bring into focus with any kind of specificity. But I guess that's just life.

    It does make me wonder though - all these powerful institutions and 'learned men' who are spending huge sums of money to engineer odd kinds of symbolisms; AAT brushing up against bizarre political moves and counter-moves, as you highlighted with's almost like these guys are acting out some kind of weird passion-play. Or just a kind of indulgent, interpretive symbolism for their own entertainment.

    Either way, it's so odd to me that they take it all so deadly seriously. I agree with you that most of the Illuminati/Occultist material in alternative circles is nonsense if taken literally, but what I've just outlined does make me think that there is a kind of subversive realpolitik being played out through the mediums of art and symbolism.

    If this is the case, it's an entirely different thing to what the 'Occult Conspiracy' crowd are usually talking about. Perhaps I'm reaching, but this Grissom stuff suggests to me that this Realpolitik of Cultural Symbolism is taken quite seriously in the halls of power - that there's something of great import hidden away within it.

    Perhaps I'm implying more significance to all this than is actually present, but I do get the feeling that there are some major connecting principles that would make all this stuff far more comprehensible - if we were privy to them. Just my random speculations. Awesome work as always.


  9. That picture sure does look more like Grissom than Grandpa...very interesting link.

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